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Ali Shungu Mountaintop Lodge

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Houston, Texas
Reviewed 25 November 2015

Ali Shungu is no ordinary hotel or lodge. It actually has four separate what we would call single family houses, spread out around a beautiful garden. Each has two bedrooms, bathrooms, full kitchen etc. But you don't ever need to cook. Owner Frank, a super nice American immigrant, will arrange excellent staff for just about anything and everything. The chef...

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Cincinnati, Ohio
Reviewed 25 November 2015

Unbelievable. Panoramic view of the mountains and lake. Tastefully decorated in antique and modern Ecuadorian artworks. Wonderful American owners have made this the perfect retreat. Great breakfast and dinner and lots of helpful ideas to explore the area. And Jose Maria lit our fireplace each afternoon. Heaven! Super value. I'll be back, next time with my husband.

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Sechelt, Canada
Reviewed 26 October 2015 via mobile

Ali Shungu Mountaintop Lodge was recommended by friends who stayed here a few years ago. It has exceeded our expectations. We arrived to our own two bedroom artistically decorated lodge with all the amenities. After getting settled we went up to the restaurant lodge to enjoy a bowl of homemade vegetarian stew. The food is amazing here. Dinner (which is...

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Florida
Reviewed 23 October 2015 via mobile

If you are looking for a beautiful place to relax and unwind, look no further! The large casitas are cozy and comfortable, with full living room, kitchen and dining room as well as bedroom and bathroom. The living room fire is stoked several times a day so you always come home (if you ever leave, that is :) to a...

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Metro Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Minnesota
Reviewed 26 September 2015

Ali Shungu was simply fantastic. If you are looking at this page and this review, do yourself a favor and BOOK THIS PLACE. Do not think twice about it, just do it. This hotel is my most favorite place that I have ever stayed, and I am counting the days until I can go back. My now husband's family and...

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San Francisco, California
Reviewed 21 August 2015

We had heard a little about Ali Shungu from relatives who had stayed there last year and wanted to return. After staying their ourselves (along with our relatives on their return trip), I have to say that this is one of the top five places I've stayed in around the world. I would call the experience rustic luxury. The inn...

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Indianapolis, IN
Reviewed 23 June 2015

It's been almost a year since we spent 10 of our family's best vacation days ever at Ali Shungu. Our daughter was 7 years-old last July when we were there, and she tells everyone it was her favorite vacation ever. As we were leaving Ali Shungu she told Frank it was the best hotel she's ever stayed at. We agree,...

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Rosemount, Minnesota
Reviewed 1 June 2015

Ali Shungu is a beautiful haven, quiet and peaceful. I will keep going back and bringing guests. I was impressed with the concept of what they are trying to do - taking care of the land, growing their own food and serving others. It was great to have such a beautiful place to walk around and just relax. The food...

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Maitland, Florida
Reviewed 19 May 2015 via mobile

It's all true, you're going to love this place! I know we did. From the mountain top views to the beautiful house we stayed in, it was all perfect! And the food! Farm to table style, organic, fresh and yummy cooked with family recipes and traditional Ecuadorean dishes. Our hosts, Frank and Margarita made us felt at home. I found...

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Cuenca, Ecuador
Reviewed 18 May 2015

Before I writing this review, I took the time to read the others. It has all been said. I would add that we were finishing a ten day trip in Ecuador, visiting some of places we had been told to go see. All the other places we stayed were just that, places. This was like home but better. We were...

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast included
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Breakfast included
  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Travelers enjoy the tranquility and beauty of Andean Mountains and Culture in our warm and spacious guesthouses, surrounded by 40 acres of private gardens and forests ...all just a few minutes from the world famous markets of Otavalo. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Ali Shungu Mountaintop Lodge

Address: Imbabura, Otavalo 100450, Ecuador (Formerly Rancho Ali Shungu)
Region: Ecuador > Imbabura Province > Otavalo
Price Range: ₹ 5,556 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 6
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